ReadWriteWeb Quotes Me In Article About Nebraska Tech Conference

"The least value comes from conferences heavy with panels run by market research firms with charts and bullet points that repeat the most obvious of trends: We're in a participatory culture; media is fragmenting; it's the age of user-generated blah blah blah," said Baratunde Thurston, web editor for The Onion and a multidiscinplinary comedian/pundit who attends about a dozen conferences each year.

"If conferences don't facilitate real-world value, they should disband and just post lectures on YouTube."

Because I'm a conference junkie, and I like the word "disband."

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